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Chart of the day: China Enterprises Index steaming ahead
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 04:56

The futures contract on the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index missed our second measured target at 12,150 points by a whisker. But we shall stick with...

India papers leave blank spaces in protest at journalist killing
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 03:47

Journalist Sudip Dutta Bhaumik was shot dead, allegedly on the orders of a senior army official. BBC News - Asia

Chinese airline Okay Airways buys five Boeing Dreamliners for US$1.4 billion
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:59

Boeing and China’s first privately owned airline, Okay Airways, have finalised a US$ 1.4 billion order for five Dreamliner jets, the two compan...

RYB Education kindergarten under investigation over child abuse claims
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:09

Beijing authorities are investigating multiple allegations of child abuse at a kindergarten run by a US-listed Chinese education group, according to l...

US Calls Atrocities Against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims ‘Ethnic Cleansing’
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:15

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday declared that the crisis in Myanmar’s volatile northern Rakhine state, from where hundreds of thousan...

Start-ups fill Hong Kong’s co-working space, turning into tenants without mentors
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:16

I am often asked who was the most brilliant entrepreneur and what’s the most bulletproof business model I have ever seen. I instantly say Sigmun...

Thailand Arrests Female Suspect in Deadly 2015 Erawan Bombing
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:16

A Thai female suspect in a bombing that killed 20 people at Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine in 2015 was arrested on Wednesday as she arrived in Thailand fro...

China diesel prices rise amid fears of shortages, tax hikes in pollution crackdown
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:57

A rally in China’s diesel prices has pushed the fuel to a rare premium over petrol as dealers scramble to scoop up supplies amid fears of shorta...

Kuala Lumpur crowned the most expat-friendly city in Asia
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:57

MALAYSIA has been named the “biggest winner” in a study examining expat experiences around the world. The Internations survey places Kuala Lump...

Beijing gives private firms greater role in developing hi-tech ‘global leading players’
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:10

China’s private businesses – from internet service provider Tencent to carmaker Geely – are to play a greater role in the country&rs...

North Korea denounces US relisting the country as a state sponsor of terrorism
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:43

North Korea on Wednesday called US President Donald Trump’s decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism a “serious provocation&r...

North Korea Violated Armistice When Soldiers Shot at Defector, U.S. Says
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:44

North Korea violated the armistice that ended the Korean War when its border guards, while pursuing a soldier who was defecting to the South last week...

Developer K Wah International eyes expansion in China’s affluent regions
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:20

K Wah International, the property developer chaired by casino magnate Lui Che-woo, aims to boost its land bank and chase lucrative acquisition targets...

South Korea must keep THAAD’s prying eyes away from China, foreign minister says
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:16

Beijing has again urged Seoul to ensure that a US anti-missile system installed in southern South Korea not infringe on China’s security interes...

London’s famous Harrods store set for biggest revamp in its 180-year history
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:58

Harrods, London’s famous luxury department store, is set to undergo the biggest revamp in its 180-year history as part of a £200 million i...

Militant leader accused of masterminding Mumbai attacks ordered freed by Pakistani court
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:05

A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of one of the alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks which killed more than 160 people, aft...

US: Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim crisis is ‘ethnic cleansing’
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:02

The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be “ethnic cleansing” on Wednesday, putting more pr...

Filipino ex-priest faces US extradition on sex charges
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:57

A Filipino ex-priest is facing extradition to the US for allegedly sexually abusing minors there in the 1990s, authorities said on Wednesday. Fernand...

Hang Seng Index rallies above 30,000, closing fractionally below its 2007 all-time high
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:00

Hong Kong’s main equity index moved to within a whisper of its all-time high on Wednesday, smashing through the 30,000 point level during the se...

Chinese man jailed for spiking woman’s food with male hormone
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17

A court has upheld a one-year jail term given to a man who slipped male hormone into a female work colleague’s food and drink, Chinese media rep...

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